Toney Vast-Binder

Lead Freshman Success Coach


Toney Vast-Binder is the Lead Freshman Success Coach with the Network for College Success. Before joining NCS, Toney served as Assistant Principal at Lake View High School (LVHS) for 4 years. During that time, he helped found LVHS’s first Freshman Success Team, which worked to increase in the average on-track rate of ninth graders from 83% to 93%.

In addition, Toney supported the establishment of the Instructional Leadership Team at Lake View, as well as the identification of Reading Apprenticeship as the staff-selected framework for instruction in all content areas. Prior to becoming the Assistant Principal, Toney was a Social Studies and Art teacher for 9 years at LVHS.

Toney received his B.A. in History and his M. Ed. at DePaul University.